Monday, July 8, 2013

Why working out is worth it

Because it's peace and quiet, just you and the pavement. 
Because going in the early morning you're able to witness nature at a time when most people miss it.
Because you're worth better health, you are valuable and your children deserve a healthy mother, with both mind clarity and physical strength.
Because pushing yourself beyond your expectations a little more each time just feels so empowering.
Because being free and detached from your problems when you leave them at home for a short while gives your mind space to gain love for yourself and for those around you.

And finally;
Because when you come home from working out, whether you walk, run or a combination of both - that warm down, when your breath slows and your body begins to regulate, and your sweat actually begins to cool yourself down... There's nothing like it, that natural high. 

You did it. Feel proud. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sour cream, cherry & coconut cake

 This makes a delightfully moist cake, so delicious!

Sour cream, cherry & coconut cake

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g raw sugar
  • 100g butter, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons cherries (I used Morello jarred ones)
  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 180 degrees
1. Blitz sugar on sp 9 for 10 seconds.
2. Add butter and cream for 10 seconds on sp 4
3. Add eggs and sour cream and continue to cream 10 seconds sp 4.
4. Add flour, coconut, baking powder. Mix 5 seconds sp 4. Mixture will be thick.
5. Pour into prepared round cake tin, using a spatula to spread it out.
6. Get cherries and drizzle them over the top. Place in oven and cook for 25-35 minutes or until the top is golden and the middle is cooked through. If need be toward the end lower the temperature of the oven and cook til it reaches perfection.
7. When the cake is out of the oven and still hot, pour some syrup from the cherries on top.